UNIJOS Takes Plane to host 2016 Genetic Society conference

unijosThe University of Jos (UNIJOS) is set to host the 2016 of the Genetic Society of Nigeria from October 30 to Novem­ber 2, 2016. Over 300 partic­ipants from various higher institutions in the country are being expected at the conference.
The Chairman, Local Or­ganising Committee (LOC), Prof Timothy Namo, told journalists in Jos yesterday that the conference has as its theme: ‘Genetics: Agricul­ture and Medicine’.
Namo said that the uni­versity would be hosting the conference for the first time since the inception of the society.
“Conference of the Ge­netic Society of Nigeria is an annual event that brings researchers and scientists in crop and animal breeding to brainstorm on some loom­ing issues affecting agricul­tural and medical sectors in the country.
“The participants are re­searchers from different in­stitutions; so, the event will avail us the opportunity to compare notes and ascertain the challenges affecting the sector in the country.
According to the Chair­man, the choice of the con­ference theme was appro­priate owing to the present shift from oil to agriculture as major source of revenue for Nigeria.
He expressed optimism that the conference would also proffer solutions that would address the present recession through agricul­ture.
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